Home Away From Home, Inc. 

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 Ms. Robin Speight

is the founder and Director of Home Away From Home, Inc. . She is a native of Wilson, NC, the second of six siblings, the mother of three sons: Corey, Rodney, Jeremy, and grandmother of six. Robin is a member of First Congregational Church in Raleigh, NC. She has held various position in the church such as Superintendent  of the  Sunday School Department  and teacher, Intercessor in the Prayer Ministry, Coordinator of the decoration committee , and member of the Usher Board, the Sanctuary Choir and the Praise Team. 

In her thirty years plus of experience in working with her own special needs child and eight years of assisting persons with developmental disabilities at Enloe  HIgh School in there Special Program Department, she has developed a true passion and dedication to helping those with developmental challenges. The position at Enloe High School open up other doors to the next level of success. By taking a job that no one else wanted to do, she went to work for Autism Society of NC where they recommended her to become a Provider through the Community Alteration  Program  (CAP) via Medicaid. She would set up group homes and show other how to help those with developmental disabilities. She has conducted numerous workshops as result, Home Away From Home, Inc. was established in May 2001 with vision to her by the Holy Spirit 20 years ago showing how she would set up group homes and show other how to help those in transition and with disabilities.

Robin has successfully established three-group homes. Home Away From Home, Inc. in Raleigh, NC. Miracle Haven in Zebulon, NC. and Ma Alice's Tranquil Home owned by Alice Langley in Raleigh, NC. She also is a licensed cosmetologist and owner and  stylist of Creation Hair Designs. She received her teaching certification to teach cosmetology from Sherrill's University of Barber and cosmetology in Raleigh NC, 1999 graduate of Raleigh  Institute of Cosmetology, April 2006  receive a computer certification from Today Office. She was able to receive her internship through NC Community Action where she gained valuable knowledge about the procedures for running a nonprofit organization.  

Robin's philosophy is that a person in transition and with disabilities deserves the highest quality of support and services that offer  and choices and opportunities for participation in community life. They  should be involved in planning, developing, managing and evaluating those support and services.

She truly give God all the honor praise and glory for what He has done for her, with her and through her.